Workshops & Discovery

Free marine science workshops!

Explore how issues like climate change, pollution, species extinction and environmental justice play out at a Tacoma level. Led by marine biologist & educator Emily Pinckney.

  • 4pm Mon/Tue Feb. 8, 16, 22 & Mar. 1 on Zoom

Free filmmaking workshops!

Dive into visual storytelling from pre- to post-production, find free software/content and partner online. Led by Create Films director Chhay Mam.

  • 4pm Wed. Mar. 3, 10, 17 on Zoom

Free poetry workshops!

Learn new techniques, be inspired by prompts, share work if you like and get the courage to write a poem. Led by poet and educator Gloria Muhammed.

  • 4pm Tue. Mar. 11, 16 and Thu. Mar. 25 on Zoom

Free live/streamed Marine Biologist Beachwalks!

Low-tide walks led by marine biologist Emily Pinckney! Open for 5 masked, socially-distanced attendees and also livestreamed on YouTube. March-April. Details coming soon.

Watch 2020 video workshops in film and poetry.


Free Third Thursdays at the Foss Waterway Seaport

Every third Thursday the Foss Waterway Seaport offers free virtual programs: Marine science, touch tank animals, whale skeletons and more. fosswaterwayseaport.org

Free Virtual Pier Into the Night

Experience an underwater journey of the Salish Sea with Harbor WildWatch. An underwater drone will follow divers along the bottom of the bay, explore the underside of the dock, and finding ochre sea stars, red rock crabs and more! Livestreamed on Facebook. Details here.